As the lockdown continues, it is no secret that more people are crafting than ever. We have received so many messages from people who have told us they are trying out new crafts, people who usually knit have treated themselves to a sewing machine to learn a new skill, sewers are trying out crochet. It's really heart-warming that in very uncertain times, people are looking after their mental wellbeing by keeping their minds and hands busy doing something they love.
In this week's blog, we would like to share some of the creations our customers have been making in support of the NHS. We have been inundated with requests for donations to make masks, scrub bags, etc. While unfortunately, we cannot help everyone, we have tried to do our bit and support other small businesses as much as possible by making donations of fabric, elastic and buttons where we have been able to.
Here are just a few of the items made by our customers which are being donated to the NHS.
Natalie at Mrs T's Textiles on Facebook has been so busy sewing buttons on over 200 headbands for nurses at Leicester's hospitals to wear to attach their masks and save their sore ears. Natalie has also made neonatal caps with our rainbow fabric.
Jo at Red Farm Fabrics and Crafts on Facebook has also been busy sewing buttons on headbands which have been donated to the nurses at Newark Hospital.
Elaine at @elainemakeupartist on Instagram has made NHS rainbow bandanas for her dogs which have been worn on a Thursday night for the 8pm Clap for Carers. Elaine's dog bandanas have become very popular in her local area in Northampton and she is now making them for others to raise money for the NHS.
This photo was emailed to us by John and Dawn Gosling. Dawn bought our rainbow fabric to make a flag which they are flying at their home to support the NHS.
We genuinely love the way everyone is pulling together at this very strange time. Let's keep looking after ourselves and each other.
You are all amazing 🤩
Our NHS is amazing 🌈
Thank you 💙
Suzanne & Gemma